Seeking New Canada Research Chairs for the Fine Arts at York University

Seeking New Canada Research Chairs for the Fine Arts at York University
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:00am
We are seeking 2 new CRCs for the Fine Arts at York University, Toronto, in Digital Performance | Embedded Performance Systems and Interactive Information Visualization. The postings cover a range of possible expertise for each tenure-track position. Application deadline - December 6, 2013. 
The Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance | Embedded Performance Systems focuses on digitally mediated performance and embedded performance systems, investigating how digital media is transforming performance practice and how the experience of digitally mediated performance is increasingly animating and transforming cultural expression. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in researching, developing and defining new directions in one or more of the following:  the creation and application of digital technologies in live and recorded performance for dance, moving image, music, performance art and theatre; the investigation and creation of technologies that facilitate individual and collective performance of identity and social engagement through their enactment, reading and contextualization in digitally-mediated environments.

The Canada Research Chair in Interactive Information Visualization crosses the domains of the visual arts, digital media, performance, and design, and may engage collaborations with computer science and engineering. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following: abstract visual representations of data from complex systems, real-time algorithmic video and animation, data-mining, interactive narrative and machinima, stereo 3D visualization, design for virtual environments, interactive environmental installation, sensing and control systems, telematics, user interface design, massive multi-user systems, large scale projection and tangible interfaces for media-rich environments.

Both CRCs will play an active role in Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, a new interdisciplinary research centre.


Michael Longford
Associate Dean Research, Planning, 
and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Fine Arts
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Tel: +1 416-736-2100 x77347
Cell: +1 647-834-3843

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